If you’re pregnant for the first time or about to welcome another bundle of joy into your family, it’s important to know what is necessary before hitting the third trimester. Many expectant mothers find themselves overwhelmed with a variety of tasks because they didn’t plan ahead. The checklist below outlines everything you need to know in order for a healthy and happy pregnancy experience from start to finish.

Organize Your Pregnancy Care Check List

It is easier to keep track of your tasks if you have them written down on paper. There is no shame in having a checklist that details all of the important items you need to attend to. Doing so will make sure you don’t forget anything important and will help prevent unnecessary stress.

It is important to keep track of the following items on your list:

  • When your next doctor’s appointment is scheduled
  • What you need to bring to the doctor’s appointment
  • When you are due for your next round of lab tests to check the health of the baby and mother
  • Dates of any genetic screenings you may have scheduled
  • Important phone numbers and addresses of people you need to notify that you’re expecting
  • Due date and any changes you’ve recently made in it – Names and dates of any prenatal vitamins you are taking – Prenatal yoga and exercise routine
  • Baby furniture and gear that you’ve already purchased
  • Due date of any baby showers you’ve been invited to
  • List of baby names you’ve been considering – Information about your insurance plan –
  • What you need to buy for your baby
  • What you need to pack for the hospital
  • Any other items you need to complete your pregnancy care check list

Scheduled Tests and Ultrasounds

While every pregnancy is different, there are some tests that every pregnant woman will have to go through. Some of these include a pap smear, blood test and urinalysis. These tests are standard procedures performed to check the mother’s health and the health of the baby inside her.

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